However, a 76 run partnership for the 8th wicket spared India's blushes as they managed to reach the 200 run mark before being bowled out. However, Mandhana was trapped in front of the wicket by Amanda-Jade Wellington in the first ball of the 10th over, giving the leg-spinner the first of her three wickets. Having hoisted Australia to 60 without loss in nine overs, Healy picked out Veda Krishnamurthy at point to hand Pandey her 50th ODI wicket.
A lacklustre batting performance from India saw them being bowled out for just 200, which Australia made light work of and completed the chase in 32.1 overs. Perry chipped in with a 26-ball 25, and hit the winning runs - a four of stand-in captain Harmanpreet Kaur - in the 33rd over, soon after Bolton got to her century off 101 balls. The second ODI will be played here Thursday.
"We knew it was going to be a really hard series coming over here and facing India in their home conditions", said Bolton.
The Australians were disciplined with the ball with the spinners taking eight wickets.
For India, Mithali Raj didn't play today's match due to an illness. Bowling allrounder Vastrakar partnered No. 7 wicketkeeper-batsman Sushma Verma to breathe animation into an tail that has time and again failed to wag under pressure.More news: Eight is great as Wales run away from Italy
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India won the toss and made a decision to bat first.
This was the 18-year-old Vastrakars maiden half century, and she laced her crucial knock with seven boundaries and a six, while Verma found the fence three times during her 71-ball innings.
Kaur pointed out to her bowlers not sticking to the field settings and their tactics simply not working.
Poonam Raut and Smriti Mandhana got India off to a bright start with a flurry of boundaries, but the spinners pegged them back.